NetComposites
Airtech

Armacell Holds Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for PET Foam Core Production in Canada

11 April 2017

Armacell Holds Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for PET Foam Core Production in Canada

Armacel celebrated the production start of PET foam cores at its Brampton, Ontario, Canada plant last week.

To celebrate the launch of the new PET production line, the company hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony and invited customers, suppliers, subcontractors, and Armacell executives around the world to tour a live demonstration of the state-of-the-art production of ArmaFORM PET foam cores.

The ceremony began with remarks from Emmanuel Piec, Plant Manager and Managing Director, who recognised the team for their strong commitment to get the new PET extrusion line running in record time. From the investment release to start of production, it took only 1.5 years.

Commenting on the company’s innovative power, Patrick Mathieu, President & CEO of Armacell International said, “The expansion of our PET manufacturing footprint into Canada delivers on our overall business strategy to enhance Armacell’s international presence, as well as to increase our customer service level globally, be it for the PET Foams, the Insulation, or any other business unit. We are focussed on sustainable, profitable growth by the development and manufacture of our products to ensure a positive impact on our community. ArmaFORM PET is one pillar of our unrivalled range of highly innovative and environmentally friendly products,” he added.

In his speech Thomas Kessel, General Manager PET Foams, highlighted the tremendous diversity of uses of ArmaFORM PET foam cores in the composite industry and its contribution to the environment together with sustainable growth. “With the market introduction of ArmaFORM PET in 2006, Armacell paved the way for PET foam cores in the composite industry. But our research did not stop there; as a technology leader, we developed further, and today, we are the only manufacturer offering PET foam cores 100% made from recycled PET,” he explained.

According to Armacell, the entire management team of PET Foams agreed that it was a highly successful opening event in a unique public-private partnership that sent an important signal of the company’s response to the increasing demands of their North American and global customer base. Henri Chapelle, General Manager Sales & Marketing PET Foams, commented, “Our new and, in future, further growing, global PET manufacturing footprint will form the basis for the expansion of our technological and market position in the rapidly growing  composite market, and open the door for new applications.”

 


Photo provided by Armacell





Related / You might like...

UK Composites Industry Backs Health and Safety Strategy

Composites UK reports that its members are supporting the new 2018-2021 Safety in Manufacturing Plastics and Composites strategy (SIMPLC).

Solvay and Bell Sign Rotorcraft Supply Agreement

Solvay has signed a ten-year agreement for the supply of composites and adhesives to be used across Bell's military and commercial rotorcraft programmes, including the Bell 429, 407, 505, 525, V-22, and UH-1.

Fibrelite and Trenwa Partner on Trench Systems

Fibrelite reports that since the start of its partnership with Trenwa more than 100 precast trench systems integrating Fibrelite composite covers have been sold for use in electrical substations, wastewater treatment plants, chemical refineries and many other applications across North America.